Episode 25: “Just Happy Doing It”

October 24, 2016

Sebastian Serrano is a 29 year old tennis player from Cartagena, Colombia. He graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2008, and played Futures and Challengers for 5 years, reaching a career high of #720 in Singles and #482 in the ATP Rankings. He's won three Futures Doubles Titles in his career. Because of injuries and lack of finances, he quit his playing career and moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he taught tennis at a country club for two years. He said he became bored and depressed while teaching, so with the support of his wife and a newfound belief in God he has started his professional career again and is almost a year into it! He plays with new meaning now, and has a lot to say to any younger players that will listen!

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Show Highlights:
15:15- How to fund a professional career
27:45- Why should we have "real jobs"
33:45- A message to his younger self

Episode 24: “There’s Always Another Level”

October 19, 2016

Chris Hanson graduated Cum Laude from Dartmouth in 2013 with a Psychology Degree. At Dartmouth he was a 3-Time First Team All-American and a 4-Time First Team All-Ivy, I wish the list stopped there. But as a professional he's won 3 PSA World Tour Titles and right now sits at a career high world ranking of #66!

Chris and I are the same age and have a lot in common because we both play individual sports, it was great to know someone else feels the same way about life trying to make it as a professional athlete! A big shout out to Chris for doing this episode with me, as well as to our mutual clothing sponsor, Boast!

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Show Highlights
11:00- Finally a breakthrough moment
14:00- Separating results on court from happiness off it
20:00- The dreadful question of how long to pursue a pro career
28:00- What's next?

Episode 23: “Wolves Up”

August 27, 2016

Robbie Mudge is a professional tennis player from Winston Salem, NC. He played four years for North Carolina State University where he finished at the top of the record lists for match wins in Singles and Doubles. Just now completing his first year on Tour he's won Two Futures Doubles Titles, and reached career high rankings of #650 in Doubles and #1338 in Singles. Robbie is one of the funniest guys I've traveled with so far; you'll get to know him a bit through our conversation, but it really doesn't do him justice! Robbie, best of luck brother!

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Episode 22: “My Own Rock Show”

May 24, 2016

Clay Thompson has a creative writing degree from UCLA, where he was the #1 singles player in the country his senior year and an ITA All-American. Since graduation, he's climbed up the ATP rankings, reaching a career high #408 in Singles and winning one Futures Singles title in Mexico. Clay and I talk about the biggest regret of his career so far, how he feels about being known for his on-court antics, and his goals and reasons for playing professional tennis. Clay is an intense, earnest guy and it was a blast getting to talk while we were in Egypt. Click here and here to see why people love watching him play!

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Show Highlights:
19:00- The turning point in his career
24:00- How Clay is " open and honest" on court
49:00- Clay's mindset as a professional
55:00- What Does Clay Get?

Episode 21: “What Can I Do?”

April 5, 2016

At just 22 years old, and one year after graduating from East Carolina University, Joran has climbed to #529 in the ATP Singles rankings and #286 in the ATP Doubles rankings. Originally from Maaseik, Belgium, Joran has already captured one Singles Title and 13 Doubles Titles in his career. He went to ECU as a player who was not highly recruited and by the end of his career he reached #28 in the ITA Singles Rankings and was voted Conference USA Player of the Year, needless to say he's the best player to ever come out of ECU! Joran is a perfect example of how college tennis can be a good way for players to develop physically and mentally before trying a professional career; he credits much of his success on the Futures Tour to his four years spent at ECU.

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Show Highlights
6:00- How he improved so much while at ECU
29:00- Serving to win his first Futures Title
37:00- Disillusionment after winning a Title
56:00- What Do You Get?


Episode 20: “You Can’t Just Dream”

March 23, 2016

Matteo is 28 years old, from Ceprano, Italy, and has been ranked as high as #667 ATP in Singles, and #423 ATP in Doubles. He played four years of college tennis at the University of Tennessee, where he was on one of the best teams in the country; they lost in the finals of NCAA's to USC. Talking to Matteo was cool for me because he's 28 and still out here playing Futures full time, playing league matches and coaching to help cover his costs; he has no intentions of stopping to get a "real job". He loves the life he's built for himself through tennis, and knows that something good will come from all the connections he has made while traveling once his playing career is over. 

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Show Highlights: 
12:00- How he decided to become a Vol
22:00- How do you make the lineup of such a good team?
29:00- Dealing with frustrating college coaches
47:00- Why Matteo continues to play tennis


Episode 19: “Little Glimpses”

March 6, 2016

Evan Hoyt is a 21 year old professional tennis player from Wales, Great Britain. Right now he's ranked #577 in Singles, and #475 in Doubles. He has two career Singles Futures Titles and five Doubles Futures Titles to his name so far, with more to come! He was the #52 Junior in the world and has had a quick but challenging transition to the professional tour; he has already seriously questioned whether or not he has what it takes to "make it" out here. 

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Show Highlights:
11:00- What are the Junior Grand Slams like?
18:00- His expectations for turning pro
30:00- The lowest point of his career to date (check this out!)
37:00- What Do You Get?

Episode 18: “Tennis Is My Drug”

January 4, 2016

Vasko Mladenov is a professional tennis player from Sofia, Bulgaria. At 26 years old he has already graduated from St. John's University in Queens, NY, won 10 ATP Futures Doubles Titles and been ranked as high as 689 ATP Singles and 420 ATP Doubles. He began his college career at the University of Texas, but transferred after some disagreements with the coach, then had an outstanding two years at St. John's, where he was ranked #29 in the NCAA Singles rankings. Vasko and I talk about how he funds his career, how he learned to believe in his own playing style, and why tennis is his drug of choice!

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Show Highlights:
11:00 - His college tennis experience
13:00 - Tennis, his drug of choice!
33:00 - How he funds his career
53:00 - What does he get from tennis?

Episode 17: “A Fighter is a Fighter”

November 6, 2015

Dekel Bar is a professional tennis player from Haifa, Israel. Currently he's ranked #817 in the world in Singles, and #851 in Doubles. Right now we are both in Stellenbosch, South Africa playing three Futures tournaments, most likely heading to Tel Aviv, Israel next. Dekel and I talk about his experience with the Israeli Army, the pressure of getting his first ATP point, and how far he believes he can go as a professional tennis player. 

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Show Highlights:
10:00 - Getting a point to save his career
19:00 - How serving in the Israeli Army can effect people
30:00 - Who's really making money on the ATP World Tour
33:00 - His goals for tennis and his career
40:00 - How he learned to deal with losses

Episode 16: “Only Because I Love It”

October 4, 2015

Rajeev Ram is a professional tennis player ranked #88 in Singles and #44 in Doubles on the ATP World Tour. He joined me this week to talk about his college career, how winning tournaments at 31 years old is different than winning at 23, and what it’s like to play Rafael Nadal. Rajeev has had an excellent 11-year career so far and is playing some of the best tennis of his life right now at 31 years old! To see Rajeev’s full bio, click here. There are many thoughtful moments in our conversation, listed below are just a few highlights, hope you enjoy!



            3:00- Why he should have stayed at Illinois longer

            18:30- Does more prize money make losing easier?

             21- When he felt he belonged on the ATP Tour

            3210- What it’s like to play Nadal

            3825- How he plays the “big” points well

            46- What he gets from tennis